Caring for Myself A Social Skills Storybook by Christy Gast, Jane Krug, Kotoe Laackman
  

Synopsis

Caring for Myself A Social Skills Storybook by Christy Gast, Jane Krug, Kotoe Laackman

For a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even everyday activities like brushing your teeth, washing your hands or visiting the doctor can cause anxiety and stress because of the sensory, cognitive and communication impairments they experience. Caring for Myself is an entertaining and educational social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves - how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important. At the end of each story is a handy 'Pause for Thought' page for parents which offers tips and strategies to help a child with each activity. This charming book will be much loved by children with ASD and will enable them and their parents to cope with the daily activities that can be such a challenge.

Reviews

'This is an attractive book that provides directives for children with Autism to help them through the routines related to hygiene and self-care. Simple statements paired with photographs, show the child how to perform various tasks, and provide easy-to-understand information about why it is necessary that we look after our bodies. Tasks described are ones with which every child needs to be familiar. They include Washing My Hands '

Taking My Bath

About the Author

Christy Gast is a publications and event co-ordinator for the Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding with sixteen years' teaching experience. She is co-author of The Social StoriesTM Quarterly, and has two sons, one of whom has Asperger's Syndrome. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jane Krug is a speech-language therapist, and has specialized in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder for nearly ten years. She volunteers her time at The Gray Center, lives in Ada, Michigan, and has a young daughter.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Christy Gast, Jane Krug, Kotoe Laackman
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Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication date

16th November 2007

ISBN

9781843108726


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